Since acquiring Linux firms Ximian and SuSe, Novell's been trying to wean itself off Windows. At his Monday keynote, CEO Jack Messman outlined plans to move all of his employees off Microsoft Windows and Office and onto Ximian Linux Desktop and OpenOffice. He also proudly declared that the PCs sited around the convention center were all running Linux. "We don't need no stinkin' Windows!" he proclaimed.
Which explains why I'm typing this blog entry onto a Novell-provided Compaq desktop in the press room that's running Microsoft Windows XP. Ooops.